Back to the roots with these gloomy punk icons! T.S.O.L. – short for True Sounds of Liberty – was formed in 1978 during the so-called Orange County Punk Explosion in Southern California. Starting out as a pure politically-tinged hardcore punk band they quickly changed course towards more gruesome themes and created their own quirky mix of punk, gothic, glam and metal during their further existence. Whether you call it punk or death rock… it’s far from dead!